Author: Tait McGregor

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Interview: Louis The Child on deep dish pizza, collabs with Skrillex and Euphoria

November 22, 2021

Louis The Child are the Chicago duo that have been tearing up the EDM scene since they were teenagers. Now just in their early 20s, Robby Hauldren and Freddy Kennett boast over 5.2 million monthly Spotify listeners, collaborations with Skrillex, Wafia, Quinn XCII and Chelsea Cutler; and even helped to pen the Chainsmokers’ hit “Closer”. […]

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Almost Monday is the San Diego trio soundtracking summer with “cool enough”

November 17, 2021

San Diego’s Almost Monday are a three-piece pop band that have been predicted as one of  “21 Breakout Musicians to Know in 2021” by GQ Australia, recently making their Lollapalooza debut and appearing on the lineups of international festivals Summerfest, Bonnaroo and Firefly. Not to mention, they’ve just released a tune that will soundtrack your […]

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Smirnoff Seltzer and The Jungle Giants are giving over $1 million of advertising to emerging Aussie artists

November 17, 2021

In momentous news for rising artists, over $1 million in advertising is up for grabs to celebrate the launch of Smirnoff Seltzer’s new Mixed Berries flavour. Smirnoff has appointed ARIA charting Brisbane exports The Jungle Giants as the Ads For Artists creative directors who must sift through entries from emerging artists, crowning 12 acts the […]

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Interview: ROLE MODEL on love songs, Mac Miller and ‘death wish’

November 3, 2021

ROLE MODEL says he’s built his brand on his shadowy sad boy bedroom production that’s made him the internet’s shoulder to lean on. But his few song outliers like “blind” and “forever&more” have been blowing up online, creating depth to this Maine-born, Los Angeles-based artist. His most recent single “death wish” is a stormy pop drop […]

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Interview: Azure Ryder on showing imperfection, manifestation and her Ladder To The Moon EP

October 29, 2021

Azure Ryder launched onto the scene just 18 months ago with “Dizzy” – a track that earned her the most played spot on Triple J despite being previously unknown. That same year, she released two revered EPs Running with The Wolves and Crazy With The Light, while making her live show debut with sold-out shows at Sydney’s Oxford […]

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Interview: Remi Wolf on competitiveness, reinvention and Juno

October 28, 2021

Remi Wolf is a Californian artist making it on to every ‘Must Watch’, ‘Next Generation’, ‘Rising Star’ list with her boundary-pushing pop that is changing the music landscape. She became a global sensation with her I’m Allergic To Dogs! EP which features hits “Photo ID” and “Disco Man” – a follow up to her 2019 You’re A […]

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Interview: JESSIA on her debut EP “How Are You?”, Ryan Tedder and being present

October 28, 2021

January 1st 2021 was a literal reset for JESSIA, when she posted a little snippet of a melody on TikTok that had viewers hooked. Within 72 hours, she’d polished it into an entire single and released the anthemic “I’m Not Pretty”, which went on to inspire a viral trend on the platform. It’s been less […]

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Interview: Georgia Mae on life in Los Angeles, climate anxiety and “Gentle”.

October 15, 2021

Brisbane’s Georgia Mae is the next generation of pop star with a message. Having cut her teeth in California for three years, she’s harnessed the Los Angelean resilience and do-it-all attitude that is making her a force to be reckoned with in the Australian scene. Now well and truly settled on home soil thanks to […]

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Interview: Jeremy Zucker answers your Reddit questions and talks CRUSHER

October 14, 2021

Jeremy Zucker was the sound of SoundCloud 2018 when his tracks “Comethru” and “All The Kids Are Depressed” went viral, establishing himself at the frontline of the bedroom producer pop wave. Fast-forward to 2020 and Jeremy was gearing up for a world tour off the back of his debut album love is not dying, only to have […]

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Interview: Evie Irie on “Bleed”, convincing her parents to move countries and Amy Shark

September 15, 2021

Evie Irie is one of the most powerful talents on the rise in Australia. When she was 15, she managed to convince her family to relocate to the US for her music career – a move that has seen her share stages with Bastille, Sigrid and Amy Shark, while hounding open mic nights and discovering […]

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Interview: Gretta Ray on Begin To Look Around, music departments and London.

August 27, 2021

Australia was introduced to Gretta Ray when she was in her final year of high school, singing with her guitar at assembly as triple j breakfast hosts Matt Okine and Alex Dyson crowned her the winner of their Unearthed High competition in 2016. Her single “Drive” went on to gain nation-wide popularity, with the song currently […]

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Interview: Allison Ponthier on Faking My Own Death, tornados and Twilight

August 26, 2021

Fans of Kasey Musgraves, Lana Del Ray, Taylor Swift and Phoebe Bridgers need to meet Allison Ponthier. The Texan-born New York-based artist has dropped her debut EP with Interscope Records, Faking My Own Death – a deeply personal and coded collection of self-discovery and otherness accompanied by Ponthier’s zany intergalactic cowboy world. At 20-years-old, Allison moved […]

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Interview: Still Woozy on If This Isn’t Nice, I Don’t Know What Is, his wedding & feelings.

August 17, 2021

Portland-based Still Woozy is at the forefront of the psychedelic pop scene, with an ability to create lush production that’ll have listeners hearing a new layer on every listen. He combines his carnival sound with a mixture of melancholy and rambunctiousness, creating a dichotic world of emotions which he relates to the feeling of airports. […]

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Interview: JAWNY on The Story of Hugo EP, staying authentic and the pressure of going viral.

July 29, 2021

JAWNY is the 25-year-old Bay Area born, Philadelphia adopted and Los Angeles based carnival-funk lover boy pop musician who brought us the 2019 indie anthem ‘Honeypie’. He’s since inked a deal with Interscope, quickly putting out his debut collection For Abby and has now followed up its narrative with another perspective, The Story of Hugo. In […]

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Claire Rosinkranz

Interview: Claire Rosinkranz on ‘6 Of A Billion’, TikTok and teenage rebellion

July 23, 2021

“Backyard Boy” is one of TikTok’s most viral hits, soundtracking most of the 2020 lockdown for millennials. Claire Rosinkranz is the 17-year-old pop sensation behind the breakout hit that saw her release her debut EP produced by her father, BeVerly Hills BoYfRiEnd, as well as a remixed collection featuring Jeremy Zucker, ROLE MODEL and Australia’s […]

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Interview: Mabel on ‘Let Them Know’, ensemble connection and COVID hobbies.

July 15, 2021

Mabel took out the 2020 Brit Award for British Female Solo Artist at just 24-years-old, beating out Charlie XCX, Mahalia, Freya Ridings and FKA Twigs. She’s collaborated with the likes of AJ Tracey, Clean Bandit and 24kGoldn, and her debut album High Expectations (2019) entered the UK Charts at number three. So it’s pretty fitting that […]

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Interview: Holly Humberstone on “The Walls Are Way Too Thin”, home comforts and hair braids

June 24, 2021

Holly Humberstone‘s debut EP Falling Asleep At The Wheel caught on like wildfire after it’s release in August 2020. The 21-year-old has since been chosen as one of Apple’s Up Next Artist and VEVO DSCVR’s Artists To Watch 2021, defining the sound for the year. She’s currently giving us the first few tastes of what’s […]

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Interview: Sigrid on “Mirror”, body image and the luxury of time

June 24, 2021

Norway’s Sigrid was planning on working in the Norwegian government’s Department Of Culture if it weren’t for her breakout EP Don’t Kill My Vibe that cracked international charting success and led her to the stages of Glastonbury and Reading. The following year, the BBC named her the Music Sound of 2018 – no small feat considering […]

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Interview: renforshort talks Off Saint Dominique, being a bad student, and Linkin Park

June 15, 2021

Toronto’s renforshort cracked the big time with her independent release “mind games” in 2019, off her debut EP Teenage Angst. The collection’s release through the early pandemic captured listeners again with singles “i drive me mad” and “fuck, i luv my friends“, solidifying the young singer-songwriter as one of the most exciting to watch. It’s been a […]

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Interview: Easy Life on ‘Life’s A Beach’, Leicester and Maroon 5

June 10, 2021

Easy Life are the UK group making international headlines. The band recently took out the NME Award for Best New British act, where frontman Murray Matravers sung Maroon 5’s “She Will Be Loved” in the place of an acceptance speech. On top of that, they’ve recently been seen hot air-ballooning around the British countryside promoting […]

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Crowded House

Interview: Crowded House on Dreamers Are Waiting, the new band format and restlessness

June 7, 2021

Crowded House are gearing up for their seventh studio album’s release, only this is the first with the band’s current formation. Consisting of original members Neil Finn and Nick Seymour, alongside newly added Mitchell Froom, Liam Finn and Elroy Finn; the band is family skewed which lends for complete openness and transparency as we discuss […]

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Interview: Gracie Abrams on “Mess It Up”, journaling and being a woman in music

June 3, 2021

Gracie Abrams has been surrounded by high-calibre creatives from birth, so it comes as no surprise that this Californian artist is on a viral trajectory. Her parents are blockbuster director J.J. Abrams and producer Katie McGrath, but despite her lineage, Gracie’s music ability is a standout as she pours out her diary through her lyricism.  […]

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Interview: Paul Field on Love Songs for Lonely People, The Wiggles and partnership

June 3, 2021

Paul Field AM is best known as the ex-manager of the children’s group The Wiggles, having been with the band since its inception through to 2020. Field, however, has lived many lives outside of that success from starting in The Cockroaches, to being a family man, meeting his wife over 40 years ago; to now […]

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Live Review: Budjerah + Kirsten Salty + Liyah Knight – The Lansdowne, Sydney (28.05.21)

May 31, 2021

There is absolutely nothing better than spending National Reconciliation Week with my Bundjalung brother Budjerah as he performed to a sold-out crowd at Sydney’s Lansdowne. The 19-year-old brought along Liyah Knight and Kirsten Salty to open the night – both ones to watch for their performance prowess and hooky tunes. I’d caught Kirsten over a […]

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Interview: Cian Ducrot on ambition, weird dreams and “Know Me Again”

May 15, 2021

Cian Ducrot is one of the most important talents coming out of Ireland. With an intimacy and honesty to his music that sits him alongside the likes of FINNEAS or Jeremy Zucker, Cian is a force to be reckoned with. And having recently signed with Darkroom/Interscope – the label that discovered Billie Eilish – he’s […]

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Interview: Hot Chelle Rae on their whirlwind success, their hiatus and “Do The Damn Thing”

May 14, 2021

Hot Chelle Rae shot to international fame with their 2011 hits “Tonight Tonight” and “I Like It Like That”. Then suddenly, they disappeared from the spotlight. In a story that’s not widely spoken about, the band’s music was legally bound to a souring record and management deal. As guitarist Nash Overstreet tells us, “we got […]

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Alfie Templeman

Interview: Alfie Templeman on Forever Isn’t Long Enough, getting experimental and Kid Harpoon

May 10, 2021

Alfie Templeman, the 18-year-old prodigal British musician, has released his first mini-album Forever Isn’t Long Enough, following the success of previous collections including Happiness in Liquid Form, Don’t Go Wasting Time and Sunday Morning Cereal. Featuring producer collaborations with UK electronic duo Jungle and music mastermind Kid Harpoon (Harry Styles, Shawn Mendes, Maggie Rogers), Forever Isn’t Long Enough draws […]

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Interview: Zoe Wees on “Ghost”, Lewis Capaldi and German music.

May 5, 2021

Zoe Wees was Apple Music’s global ‘Up Next’ artist for April with only three singles to her name and at just 18-years-old. The German-born singer-songwriter has wowed international audiences since her debut track “Control” in 2020, went viral on TikTok with her next release “Girls Like Us”, and has recently backed it up with “Ghost”. […]

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San Cisco

Interview: San Cisco on losing teeth, audience reactions and their upcoming tour

May 4, 2021

  In 2020, San Cisco released their strongest album to date, but with travel off the cards, the band was restricted to playing Between You and Me solely around Western Australia. The album debuted at the number five spot on the ARIA Album Charts and features hits such as “Reasons” and “When I Dream” which have […]

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Interview: Tash Sultana on invincibility, validation and MTV Unplugged

May 3, 2021

Tash Sultana is set to perform on MTV Unplugged Melbourne on May 4th, following in the footsteps of some of Australia’s greatest artists. Joining the ranks alongside Amy Shark, DMA’s, Gang of Youths and Courtney Barnett, Tash gearing up for their first performance of their Terra Firma chapter, teasing that the performance will be littered with […]

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